But looking back at my preseason predictions, one thing became all too apparent: a glue-huffing monkey could have done a better job of previewing the Eastern Conference Champion Hurricanes than I did. A couple of my favorite quotes from my Team Preview:
At the risk of stating the obvious, this is not a playoff team.
It looks like Carolina may be the Caps' most bitter rival in 2005-06, as the two teams battle to stay out of the Southeast cellar and dream of the top pick in the 2006 draft.Then again, my Oilers' preview was pretty spot-on, and some of my individual awards calls were surprisingly good as well. But man, that 'Canes preview might call for a suspension of my Hockey Blogger credentials. I guess I'll wait to hear from Colin Campbell.